“One year of solid witch-hunts … intimidation and victimization” – Davis on FNM’s first year

On the heels of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) one-year anniversary of its landslide victory at the polls, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Phillip Davis said the FNM has done nothing but “victimize” and “intimidate” the Bahamian people. Addressing scores of supporters in Grand Bahama Thursday night, Davis said, the Minnis administration has done no […]

Mitchell blasts Lloyd over firings

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell Wednesday called Education Minister Jeff Lloyd insensitive and compassionless after “bragging” to the media that he is terminating more than 100 employees. In a statement, Mitchell said, it’s obvious that Lloyd has “taken leave of common sense and decency”. “How could the minister of education say that he […]

Fly fishing sanction suspension questioned by opposition

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis questioned the government’s reasoning behind the suspension of fly fishing regulations, after a recently reported 40 per cent fall in bonefish lodge bookings. “They (the government) claim they suspended the regulations because there was about a 40 per cent decrease in the fly fishing business,” Davis said. […]

PLP: No support for ‘spy bill’

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said Tuesday morning that his party will not support the Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) 2017, unless the provisions that make way for any “political appointee” to approve interceptions, are removed. “The initial draft that was tabled by the Free National Movement (FNM) placed the authority with […]

PM: No update on Oban blunder

Minnis reassures that environment will not be “adversely affected” Another blunder by executives at Oban Energies has landed the embattled company in local headlines again. The company failed to complete the much-anticipated environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama. The company said it […]

A revolt is coming, Senator says about commercial banks

Reprehensible and unethical is how Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell described local commercial banks in the country, as he pledged to lead a revolt against their practices. Senator Mitchell in his contribution to the Financial Transaction Reporting Bill 2018 in the upper chamber Monday, lambasted local banks for their apparent “lack of respect […]

Can FOI co-exist with present legislation, trade unionist ask

Leaders of trade unions directly impacted by the Freedom Information Act (FOIA) voiced passionately their concerns Wednesday about how the new piece of legislation will co-exist with older laws, namely the Secrecy Act, the Public Service Commission Regulations and General Orders of the Public Service. The unions concerns were addressed during an implementation forum at […]